Quote:Excellent work Rycharde, I have an Escape at the moment and I just cannot see the point of them, other than the obvious, but other than that the patient has not got a clue what is happening if it is doing the job or not, useless piece of rubbish.
They should be completely taken off the market.
Keep up the good work!
I believe I would have been one of the fortunate ones had i not found this forum.
I seem to have been lucky in that the number they have picked for me, pressure wise, was very good.
My ONLY problem in the beginning was that I was a mouth breather and with a FF mask I kept opening my mouth and became extremely dried out like cotton batten. It was horrible................until i tried out the hubbys nasal mask he couldn't use and instantly I found the right mask for me.
Everything was great, UNTIL i bought the auto-set and began to play with the numbers and it went downhill rapidly.
My apnea events were every minute IF i read my stats properly.....and let me say i am not positive i did but a couple of nights there it looked as if every minute and a half i was having one, all the way through the night or at least as long as i could keep the mask on for i kept taking it off..It was just all wrong for me.
Ive now got it in the exact same spot/numbers as I had the "brick", the S9 Escape and so far its great again.
So, it might just turn out that the brick was ok for me after all but i still like to be able to see the numbers which I can't on the Escape. And I imagine that I will soon slowly adjust my numbers w which again, I would not dare do on the Escape as I wouldn't have any way of knowing whether it was working, or spiking.
So that said, had i just been given the brick and did not know about the forum, I believe I would have been just fine.........or rather, shall I say, most people in my position would be fine.
My one problem in life and YES it is a problem, so don't anyone tell me its a great thing for its not, but i just MUST know everything which leads to asking a zillion questions....some more than once.......as i am also reading other books, etc.
I just can't not know.....but it can be oh so time consuming
( plus type long posts )
Anyhow, yes, other than that, I would have been one of the successful ones on the brick, I do believe....even though it would have been a brick.....
Quote:'ve got one, more for curiosity than anything else, since you can pick up a cms50d+ (the plus is important) from amazon for 50$ (less elsewhere if you shop around), it's a fairly cheap way to satisfy your curiosity, and make sure that cpap therapy is doing what it needs to do, essentially, making sure you keep your o2 levels up.
stick it on your finger, set it to record mode, then download the data into the windows app the next morning.
Yes i DO BELIEVE I am going to follow suit and find myself one of those little devices ;-) Thanks